'Through this book, I hope to inspire you. I hope to make you laugh a little and I hope that you take away this, if nothing else-if I can do it, so can you.'
In August 2015, Munaf Kapadia quit his four-year-long career as a consultant at Google to pursue another venture - with his mother!
Two years down the line, as Chief Eating Officer of food tech start-up The Bohri Kitchen, he made the Forbes India 30 Under 30 list.
How I Quit Google to Sell Samosas is the story of how this adventurous entrepreneur grew a weekend Bohri food pop-up from his Cuffe Parade home into an F&B start-up with a Rs 4 crore turnover. A man of many ideas, Munaf regales readers with tales of his big hits-citywide delivery kitchens, catering for Bollywood's biggest celebrities and winning a reality show-and the few misses.
Packed with 'samosa gyan' gathered along the way, How I Quit Google ... inspires you to dream big (even in a pandemic!) and find the courage to keep moving. Whether you succeed or fail.‰Û÷This book made me cry, laugh andfeel hungry all at the same time.‰۪
Farah Khan, filmmaker
‰Û÷Love for your values, respect foryour culture, entrepreneurial spirit to give it life. Read the book to find outmore!‰۪
Vikas Agnihotri, former managingdirector, Google India and operating partner, ‰Û?SoftBank Investment Advisers
‰Û÷I‰۪m an admirer of Munaf‰۪s audacityand ambition. As a fellow ‰ÛÏsolopreneur‰,I can relate to his bumpy but always joyous journey. There is much to learnhere!‰۪
Anupama Chopra, film critic and author
‰Û÷Munaf stands for everything I wish Ihad done when I was his age. His food journey inspires me, and I am sure it willinspire you as well.‰۪
Ranveer Brar, chef, TV show host, andauthor of Come into My Kitchen
‰Û÷As an entrepreneur in the foodbusiness I could relate to Munaf's stories and experiences. I love how honest,real AND inspiring his narrative is‰ÛÓfrom giving up acoveted job, the many highs and lows of the business to the realities of adeadly pandemic. I'm sure any budding entrepreneur would find value andencouragement by reading Munaf‰۪s story.‰۪
Pooja Dhingra, owner, Le15 Patisserie, and author of The Big Book of Treats
‰Û÷I have huge respect for the wayMunaf created a delicious experience at home with his family serving Bohra food,then branded it as The Bohri Kitchen and marketed it brilliantly to make it thesuccess it is today. He is a case study and inspiration for so many looking toenter this industry with their own ideas.‰۪
AD Singh, founder and managingdirector, Olive Group of Restaurants
‰Û÷Munaf‰۪smadness, combined with his mother‰۪s love for home-style Bohra food, are aperfect recipe for journey worth taking.‰۪
Sanjeev Kapoor, chef, author, and TV personality
‰Û÷Persistence always goes a long way! Munaf believed in what he wanted and didn‰۪t shy away from following his passion. His stories are not only engaging, they are also inspiring. All of us have experienced the same struggles as Munaf at some point or other and his account of them will resonate with anyone from the hospitality industry.‰۪
Riyaaz Amlani, CEO and MD, Impresario Entertainment & HospitalityPvt. Ltd
‰Û÷The bookis an exhilarating and honest account of Munaf‰۪s life. It‰۪s not just a greatweekend read, but a story shows us the power of belief, the importance ofpersistence and that life is what we make of it. It will inspire you to standup and do something and do it NOW. I congratulate Munaf for being so forthcomingabout his entire journey, including speaking about his failures so candidly. Iam definitely inspired, and I hope many more people read it and go on to helpbuild the country through great ideas and entrepreneurship.‰۪
Saurabh Kalra, COO, McDonald's India (West and South)
‰Û÷One hearsof catchwords like grit, persistence, ambition and passion in many a successstory. I have seen it coming together in human form in Munaf. He had aninsight, built an idea around it and pursued it to the point of going broke.But passion is the best motivator. This book is about inspiration, guts, andthe dream to be the best. This is just the beginning of his story.‰۪
Sunil Lulla, CEO, Broadcast Audience Research Council India
‰Û÷How do you successfully convert agreat idea into reality ... read this book.‰۪
Satish Mathur, former director generalof police, Maharashtra
‰Û÷This is a book about a uniquejourney, not a rags-to-riches story! It‰۪s the story of a spiritual journey, apassage to find the truth within one‰۪s heart.‰۪
Prahlad Kakar, a man with many hats
‰Û÷As Munafhas said, entrepreneurship by definition is a marathon. His story shows how weshould always follow our dreams and, despite all the twists and turns, keepbelieving and finally, stay resilient.‰۪
Bahram N Vakil, founding partner, AZB & Partners
‰Û÷As Iprogressed through the book it just reinforced the fact that Munaf as always,tells a great story. A story of stepping out of the relative safety net that aglobal corporate provides. A story of the journey of entrepreneurship andbuilding a brand from ground up. A story of grit and the determination topursue a dream. Read it carefully enoughand you‰۪ll find some endearing lessons for life.‰۪
RomilRatra, executive director and CEO, Graviss Hospitality
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